#GiveBigCHQ and Help 'SPROUTS' #Grow!

We need your help to fund the Jamestown Public Market ‘SPROUTS’ Club!  You can give ALL DAY on Thursday, June 14, to the 'SPROUTS' Club and help the program grow here -> http://bit.ly/jpmsprouts

Have you heard of the #GiveBigCHQ fundraiser?  The #GiveBigCHQ is a 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise as many dollars as possible for local nonprofits across our region. This extraordinary event inspires people to come together, to show pride in their communities, and to support local organizations and causes they care about. Together we can make a difference! Together we can Give Big!

The great thing about this fundraiser is that YOU choose where your donation goes.  We hope you'll consider helping the Jamestown Public Market 'SPROUTS' Club grow!  It's a NEW program this year, and we think it's pretty great!

On Saturday, June 10, the Jamestown Public Market officially opened for a fun, vibrant, and community-focused season!  Opening day events included a children’s story time, celebration of ‘World Knitting in Public Day’ in partnership with the Mental Health Association’s Knitting for Wellbeing Group, and live music by Russel & Hamels.  It was a fantastic day full of enthusiasm.  The Jamestown Public Market has been a vital part of our local community for over 100 years. We want to make sure it's around for 100 years more that's why we're thinking YOUNG.  

For the 2018 season, we are premiering the Jamestown Public Market ‘SPROUTS’ Club, a children’s educational program that will be offered each market Saturday, June through October, for children ages 2 through 12. This initiative is based on the Farmers Market Coalition’s ‘Power of Produce’ curriculum, a nationally-utilized curriculum focused exclusively on activities that enhance children’s understanding of local foods and nutrition benefits. 

All children who register to participate in this program will be offered a $2 ‘Sprouts Buck’ each week, and it can be used for the purchase of fresh fruits or vegetables.  Be a part of this fun and engaging program, that enhances our community's children and supports local agriculture!  Our 2018 lineup includes LEGO STEM activities, a community pig roast, local wine and craft brew tastings (for our community's "big" sprouts), a soup contest, and our annual 1k Kids Run. Check out our weekly children’s activities, such story times, gardening activities, ‘Produce Bingo,' and on-site produce tastings.

The Public Market is so much more than a retail venue; it is a celebration of local farmers and a gathering space for community members of all ages and interests.

The Jamestown Public Market takes place on Saturdays throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is located along Cherry Street between Second and Third Streets in downtown Jamestown.  Want to be more involved in the 'SPROUTS' Club program?  We are seeking student partners and community volunteers to assist in program operations.  Please contact Linnea Carlson, Public Market manager, at (716) 489-3497 or linnea@jamestownrenaissance.org with all inquiries.

What are you waiting for? 
#GiveBigCHQ and help 'SPROUTS' #grow: http://bit.ly/jpmsprouts